House debates

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Statements by Members

Menzies Electorate: Community Events

1:50 pm

Photo of Kevin AndrewsKevin Andrews (Menzies, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The Doncaster Bowling Club in my electorate of Menzies will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year with a series of celebrations to mark this historic event. The club was founded in December 1949 by a group of local orchardists and businessmen including JJ Tully, who was the owner of the land upon which the clubhouse and bowling greens were built. The Doncaster Bowling Club is a busy organisation with many members from the local community. The club provides, especially for older residents in Menzies, a social outlet and the opportunity to be physically active, which we know is, importantly, good for our mental health as well as our physical activity. An open day and membership drive were held this past weekend, and the first 70th anniversary celebrations will be held on Friday 22 November with a platinum afternoon tea.

Another organisation in my electorate, the Doncaster RSL, is celebrating its centenary this year. Opened on 31 October 1919, the RSL has been at the heart of the local community ever since. I wish to especially congratulate the current president, Charles Collins, and all of the members of the committee. The RSL is active in the local community, with regular events including monthly meetings for veterans, legatees and cadets from the local Doncaster squadron of the Australian Air League. I wish both of these organisations a happy anniversary.